While the official list of nicknames have been released to the public, the lesser known fact is that plenty of nicknames get left on the cutting room floor.
- Wilmer Flores: “Refrigerator”
- Jeff McNeil: “Squirrel”
- Michael Conforto: “Hairline”
- Brandon Nimmo: “Smizes”
Several Mets submitted suggested nicknames for Jose Reyes that were rejected, though they expressed awareness. These nicknames were found on scraps of paper that were found in the clubhouse garbage.
Jose Reyes: “El Enfermedad” “El Abusador” “Gofre de Coño” “DFA DFA DFAAAA”
Other considered nicknames were as follows:
- Jay Bruce: “Who?”
- Yoenis Cespedes: “El Tacón”
- Mickey Callaway: “One Love”
- Noah Syndergaard: “Doctor Robotnik”
- Zack Wheeler: “BlocksUp”
- Jacob Rhame: “Mile High Club”
- Amed Rosario: “Ferris Bueller”
- Devin Mesoraco: “Sloth” “Kane: Post-Mask Era” “Hit on the Backswing”
The players petitioned to have Sell the Team in Mets-script on the jerseys for Player’s Weekend, but Commissioner Manfred quickly vetoed the motion before it gained traction. The Wilpons were reportedly more concerned that no players requested Overwatch characters as nicknames.
John Ricco was overheard asking Kevin Plawecki to request the name “Junkrat” to make Jeff Wilpon feel better. No word on if Plawecki ever submitted the name, though he did write down “No Grounders” as a possibility.